For every £100 made in U.K, 70p goes to make the Foreign Aid budget.
2013 first time UK achieved UN target of 0.7% of GNP (Gross National Product)
2015 UN target as U.K. law. Government can’t be taken to court but Minister must report to Parliament on any infringement.
Debate on efficacy of Aid:
- £21.2 billion is 4 or 5 times shortfall costs of Care provision in U.K. in one estimate
- £21.1 billion is a bit less per household of cost of food thrown away, in another estimate
*Info. From FULL FACTS : independent fact finding charity email@example.com
* Informative read. “Aid on the Edge of Chaos” Ben Ramalingham pub. 2013
ALNAP : Strengthening humanitarian action through evaluation & learning. Hosted by Overseas Development Institute.
Picture acknowledgement – The Guardian (15/4/16) A woman herds her animals past the carcasses of livestock that died due to the drought in Somaliland. Photograph: Feisal Omar/Reuters